2 May 2012

King still 12th in world squash rankings

2:57 pm on 2 May 2012

New Zealander Joelle King remains at number 12 in the latest WISPA world squash rankings, despite racking up another victory over a top 10 player last month.

King downed world number six Annie Au from Hong Kong in the semi-finals of the Texas Open, before losing to French world number 10 Camille Serme in the final.

It is the fourth month in a row King has been ranked 12th, two shy of her career high of 10 set in October last year.

Meanwhile, compatriot Jaclyn Hawkes has slipped two places to number 19 on this month's list, her lowest ranking since August 2008.

Four other New Zealand players are in the world's top 100, with Kylie Lindsay the next best at number 47.

Martin Knight remains the highest ranked New Zealander on the men's circuit, slipping one place to number 43 on this month's list. Campbell Grayson also slips one to number 50 while Kashif Shuja is up three to 87.